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My blog nick-name is SIR HUGH. I'm not from the aristocracy - my middle name is Hugh which relates to the list of 282 hills in Scotland compiled by Sir Hugh Munro in 1891. I climbed my last one (Sgurr Mor) on 28th June 2009


Sunday, 22 August 2010

Awoke to rain, and cloud at sea level, and had no motivation to go on the hill. By 10:30 am I was stir crazy so set off for Canisp; the rain had all but stopped.
I started walking at 11:30 am - I don't remember setting off so late before on a decent sized hill. The SMC guide gives 2:30hrs for the ascent, and I was mighty pleased to do it in 2:00 hrs. I had walked in a fine drizzle and had no view from the top.
The round trip took 4:40hrs. I am now back at Ardmair and cloud is still at sea level.
I am into the second of a thriller trilogy called The Girl Who Played with Fire by a Swedish author - Stieg Larsson and I highly recommend if anybody is interested.
Here is a pic of the shelter on the top of Canisp just to prove I was there.

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  1. Sad that your only comfort is Stieg whose popularity is one of the great publishing mysteries of our time. The Red Tattoo stuffed full of repetition, padding (especially via the unnecessary red herring route) and ersatz-psycho blather. A 700-page novel that could easily have been reduced to half. We have the other two in the trilogy but they will remain unread. It was a great career move when Stieg delivered the three pendulous works to his agent/publisher and then died, but he doesn't fool me.

  2. BB - fair criticism, especially the length and repetition, although they are only 500 pages not 700. Nevertheless I  find that I still want to read on. He is good at maintaining continual suspense using various sub-plots. I wonder why the publishers didn't insist on some editing?

  3. pendulous?

  4. Gimmer: A forgivable synonym for "sagging" metaphorically applied.